The Kendra has the professional competence and infrastructure for holding various examinations in Indian Classical Music (both vocal & instrumental), Classical Dances and Fine Arts (Painting). It holds two examinations in a year i.e. Annual and Bi-Annual (from PP-1 to Visharad final). The Annual examinations are held during the month of December/January and Bi-Annual examinations during the month of August/September every year. The Bhaskar examinations (6th and 7th year) are held in the month of August/September each year. The Kendra awards the under-mentioned certificates and diplomas to the successful candidates in the following subjects:-
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music (Sitar, Sarod, Violin, Esraj, Sarangi, Vichitra Veena, Flute, Guitar Etc.), Bhav Sangeet, Tabla and Pakhawaj, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Odissi Vocal Music, Mardala (Pakhawaj), Kathak Dance, Bharatnatyam Dance, Manipuri Dance, Odissi Dance, Kuchipudi Dance, Tagore Dance, Fine Arts (Painting), Carnatic Vocal Music, Carnatic Instrumental Music (Veena, Violin and Flute), Mridangam, etc.
|1||Prarambhik||Classical Music (vocal & instrumental) Or Classical Dance Or Fine Arts (Painting) Or Recitation||2-Year preliminary course|
|2||Bhushan||Classical Music (vocal & instrumental) Or Classical Dance Or Fine Arts (Painting) Or Recitation||3-Year course after Prarambik|
|3||Visharad||Classical Music (vocal & instrumental) Or Classical Dance Or Fine Arts (Painting) Or Recitation||2-Year course after Bhushan|
|4||Bhaskar||Classical Music (vocal & instrumental) Or Classical Dance Or Fine Arts (Painting) Or Recitation||2-Year course after Visharad|
|5||Churamani||Classical Music (vocal & instrumental Or Classical Dance Or Fine Arts (Painting) Or Recitation||Minimum 3- Year research after Bhaskar under the guidance of celebrated Indian scholar(s) in the relevant subject|
The courses for the examinations have been designed and graded after careful consideration and planning in collaboration with the recognized experts so that they meet both academic and professional requirements. Weightage is also given to methodical learning upholding the highest norms and standards on the lines of universities and examination boards. All the examinations of the Kendra are conducted on a date and time notified by the Kendra as per date-sheet of examinations through affiliated centres by appointing examiners (both theory and practical) under a well-guarded arrangement employing all the safeguards necessary for conducting such professional examinations. This year about 3 Lacs students appeared in the various examinations conducted by the Kendra. From the next session onwards i.e. from 2015-16 the Kendra is in the process of modifying and re-structuring its examination system in the manner that the Bhushan examination which is equivalent to Plus Two shall be of 2 years and Visharad Examination which is equivalent to Bechalor Degree in Music shall be of 3 years. Total years of examination up to Master’s Degree would remain the same i.e. 7 years after Matric. (Excluding 2 years of Preliminary Course as given in the table above)